Job 5:17 (NLT)
“But consider the joy of these corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.
Like Job, I sometimes wonder or worry about my children’s sins. Am I being punished for their sins?! Do I set a good example for them to follow?! These times of reflection leads me to my knees. I need God’s forgiveness for each day concerning my approach in disciplining, not being there for my boys, my lack of knowing “how-to,” my anger outbursts (though sustained at times).
Father, I will stay close to you, learning, growing and becoming the best parent I can be. Teach me, show me, and guide me in nurturing them.
Hopelyn Mullings Brown©